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25 Ways Your Board May be Failing

We love checklists and we know our readers do too!  For a great check list on evaluating your board, we reached out to Chicago governance pro, Tom Okarma, for this week’s guest blog. Hope you find it as useful as

26 Practices of High Performing Boards

We agree with fundraising guru Gail Perry:  it’s not unusual for boards to get stuck in one way or another.  When boards do get stuck, they often turn to Gail for help.  This week’s guest post has some of Gail’s

Five Great Ways to Get Your New Board Members on Board

Struggling with how to engage the fabulous new board members that your nonprofit has recently recruited?  Here with all the answers in this week’s guest blog post is Randy Hawthorne from Nonprofit Hub.  Thanks for the tips, Randy!

Five Great

Preparing Your Nonprofit Board for a Fundraising Campaign

One of the many ways that BoardAssist placements make an impact on the boards they join is by spearheading the fundraising campaign of the nonprofit boards they join.  Many folks who approach BoardAssist worry that all they will do on

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How to Evaluate Your Fit with the Executive Director

Having a strong partnership with the Executive Director of the board you are considering joining is one of the most important things that influences whether someone has a rewarding board experience.  Most Executive Directors in the nonprofit community are smart,

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How do I find the Right Board Culture for me?

What’s one of the biggest reasons we hear regarding why board service did not work out for someone?  A bad cultural fit with the rest of the board.  Board service should be personally meaningful to you – but it should

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Established or Start Up – What’s best for ME?

You’ve made the decision to join a nonprofit board and be an agent of change in the nonprofit community.  Now what?  What should you be thinking about as you consider all the different terrific boards that might want you on

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Timing is Everything

Generous New Yorkers interested in joining a nonprofit board reach out to us daily about giving more back to our community – and one of the biggest questions they have is about the time commitment that board service will require.  

10 Things I Learned While Serving on a Young Professionals Board

Are you a busy millennial who don’t think you have time to serve on a nonprofit junior board? Anshita Khandewal and Sarah Eades, from BoardAssist’s Young Professionals Board, disagree – and in this week’s guest post they have done a

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How does the board matching process work? How long does it take?

Ready to join a board but worried that the process of finding the right one may be be a major project taking a lot of your time?  We hope we can address this concern in our new blog series on